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Trump ocean policy applauded

By:  Scott McLendon,   Local industry representatives applaud President Donald Trump’s reversal last week of his predecessor’s efforts to protect oceans, while conservationists are expressing concern. Trump’s new policy focuses on using the world’s oceans for expanded business opportunities, while the Barack Obama administration’s 2010 National Ocean Policy or Marine Spatial Planning initiative aimed [...]

This man knows we can have it all

  By: Lori LeBlanc Offshore Committee Director at LMOGA for BIC Magazine BIC August 2017   Thousands of men and women from across Louisiana’s energy coast gathered at Lafayette’s Cajundome July 21, 2010, to rally for their community’s economic survival. Emotions were running as high as the sweltering summer temperatures outside when native son and interim [...]

Top 20 Gulf Oil and Gas Producers

  The U.S. Department of Interior has released a list of the top 20 oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico. Read List Here

Former Louisiana State Official Scott A. Angelle Named as Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

By:  U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. As part of the Department of the Interior, BSEE fosters safe and responsible energy production on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf through regulatory oversight of oil [...]

President Trump Signs “Offshore Energy Development” Executive Order

  Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) Executive Director Lori LeBlanc today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order to call for a review of the locations available for offshore oil and gas exploration and of certain regulations governing offshore oil and gas exploration, The “Offshore Energy Development” Executive Order. “GEST commends President [...]

GEST Supports Nomination of Congressman Zinke for U.S. Interior Secretary

    Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) Executive Director Lori LeBLanc today issued the following statement with regard to President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior: “GEST congratulates and supports Congressman Zinke on his nomination as Interior Secretary. He is an excellent choice to lead the [...]

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